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Post date: January 24, 2019
In enterprises across the globe, the HR function is transforming: coming out from behind the scenes to play a leading role as the strategic business partner. This is more apparent than ever in HR’s role in helping organizations reskill their workforce and finding the talent required for the digital...
Post date: May 24, 2016
This is the second article of a four-part series for SHRM People + Strategy on next generation performance management. To find out why next generation performance management is the way of the future, read Part 1 of the series. In the first article of our four-part series, we explained why adopting...
Post date: September 22, 2016
Executive-level HR and other C-suite leaders looking for an advantage to outperform competitors and produce greater returns for shareholders are turning to gamification—a technique that develops the talent and skills of the workforce by helping them better understand the challenges their own...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: May 14, 2019
A few years ago, I observed a Fortune 100 company design and implement their new HR business partner program (I’ll call the organization Company X). After promoting generalists and hiring some external candidates to fill the HRBP positions, Company X’s training department scheduled quarterly...
Post date: February 13, 2020
Few chief learning officers (CLOs) disagree they have a mandate to ensure that learning initiatives align with organizational strategy. A great deal of research exists about how to align the two. However, what does it look like for employees to connect their learning and development with an actual...
Post date: July 19, 2016
The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR, and it is—in most cases—the point of entry into a company, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and act when...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: August 23, 2017
If you were a fly on the wall at a meeting and listening to the CEO and CFO voice concerns to the CHRO, you might hear something like this: “Our people need to be more commercially aware;” “Our people need better commercial acumen;” “Why don’t our people think more commercially?” But what does this...